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Old 05-20-2011, 12:38 AM   #1 
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Question Cycling?

I'm getting one of my boys a 5 gallon tank soon and was wondering what all the fuss is about cycling? What is it, how to do it, and is it necessary for a 5 gallon tank?
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:59 AM   #2 
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it's for sure necessary. Cycling allows good bacteria to grow that will eat the ammonia and and other bad stuff.

I seemed to of sped mine up some by adding water and gravel from my big aquarium into my 2.5 while cycling.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:18 AM   #3 
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How exactly do you go about cycling?
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http://www.aquariumslife.com/freshwa...quarium-cycle/

I think this site would explain it better then I could, it has some good information :)
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:03 PM   #5 
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Thanks! That helped a lot :)
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